Author: Xing Zhao

Xing hated Shanghai's smoggy sky when he first moved to the city after spending time making coffee in the city of Edinburgh, reading poetry in Santorini, and roaming around Europe. Now a writer and art communicator based in Shanghai, Xing wrote a LGBeat column for CityWeekend and has been covering Shanghai's LGBT issues since summer 2009. He also works for the contemporary Chinese art project Studio Door China and is the Chinese editor of the bilingual art wiki site ArtspeakChina.org.

After over a year of living in Shanghai, Xing still hates the smog and dreams about moving to Istanbul, but he has also discovered the unique charm and beauty that the city has to offer.

Xing hosts a weekly film night at the Vienna Cafe in the French Concession. He is a Cultural Studies graduate from the University of Edinburgh.

Latest Posts

The ultimate guide to SH Contemporary 2011

The ultimate guide to SH Contemporary 2011

Where to go, what to see and who to check out at the mainland’s largest art fair
Zhang Tian'ai: ‘I'm not compromising, but I'm finding a way out’

Zhang Tian'ai: ‘I'm not compromising, but I'm finding a way out’

As the global film community turns its eyes toward the Shanghai International Film Festival, a leading documentary maker spells out the importance of her craft for China
Xing Zhao: Gay people in China need to come out

Xing Zhao: Gay people in China need to come out

Talking about talking about legalizing same-sex marriage is a good first step, says a member of Shanghai’s LGBT community